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and theres always fights at his concerts. Hes just saying stuff the same way rappers just say stuff Do you really think Jay Z has 99 problems" Watch the full video above This article originally appeared on EWcom Contact us at [email protected] years ago a bird named Betty stunned scientists with her humanlike ability to invent and use tools Captured from the wild and shown a tiny basket of meat trapped in a plastic tube the New Caledonian crow bent a straight piece of wire into a hook and retrieved the food Researchers hailed the observation as evidence that these crows could invent new tools on the fly—a sign of complex abstract thought that became regarded as one of the best demonstrations of this ability in an animal other than a human But a new study casts doubt on at least some of Betty’s supposed intuition Scientists have long agreed that New Caledonian crows (Corvus moneduloides) which are found only on the South Pacific island of the same name are accomplished toolmakers At the time of Betty’s feat researchers knew that in the wild these crows could shape either stiff or flexible twigs into tools with a tiny barblike hook at one end which they used to lever grubs from rotting logs They also make rakelike tools from the leaves of the screw pine (Pandanus) tree But Betty appeared to take things to the next level Not only did she fashion a hook from a material she’d never previously encountered—a behavior not observed in the wild—she seemed to know she needed this specific shape to solve her particular puzzle To figure out how much of an advance Betty had really made Christian Rutz a behavioral ecologist at the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom and colleagues spent 4 years studying 18 wild-caught crows they kept temporarily in aviaries on New Caledonia Under controlled conditions the scientists videoed the animals as they made 85 of their twig tools Most of the crows followed the same method Using their beaks they broke off small branches from a shrub one end of which they then fashioned into tiny hooks by snipping and biting the joint where the twig had attached to the shrub And then unexpectedly 10 of the birds did one more thing: They bent the shaft of their tool into a curve by sticking it in a hole or trapping it with a foot while pulling the other end into an arc the researchers report today in Royal Society Open Science “It was exactly what Betty had done [to shape her tool] and a complete surprise” says Rutz who had been a postdoc in the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom lab that studied Betty although he was not involved in research on the bird “We now think that they bend their tools to get them ready to use; bending is thus part of their natural repertoire” A follow-up experiment tested eight crows to see whether they preferred to use a straight or slightly curved tool to search holes for food All the birds chose the curved tools and used the arced end as the probe The scientists are now investigating why the birds prefer this shape So what does all of this mean for Betty Now that scientists know wild crows bend twigs it may be that Betty didn’t use insight after all says Corina Logan a behavioral ecologist at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom who was not involved with the study (The original study didn’t claim that she did although others asserted this) In fact “she might have been a little robot” Rutz says “just following a natural behavioral routine” Yet Frans de Waal a primatologist at Emory University in Atlanta says we shouldn’t write off Betty Not all the wild crows in the new study bent their tools he notes which suggests that it is likely not a hardwired behavior Further “there still remains the significant finding that Betty solved a novel problem using an innovative solution with a novel material” says Nathan Emery a cognitive biologist at Queen Mary University of London And it leaves open the question “Did the bird have a hook in mind when it was creating it” In the end Betty may be even more like us than scientists originally thought says Alex Kacelnik a behavioral ecologist at Oxford and a co-author of the original study She was simply doing what comes naturally to New Caledonian crows he says: using her “genetic predisposition experience and creative cognition” to solve a problem Just as humans doActivists in Maine have raised more than $1 million dollars in a crowdfunded effort to get Sen Susan Collins to oppose the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh The Maine’s People’s Alliance has banded together with the Mainers for Accountable Leadership and Ady Barkan a dying father who has campaigned for healthcare reform to ask Collins a Republican senator from Maine to vote no on Kavanaugh If not they will donate the money to Collins’s next Democratic challenger Collins a crucial vote in in Kavanaugh’s upcoming Supreme Court confirmation (along with Alaska Sen Lisa Murkowski) has drawn various efforts from activists in her state because she is seen as more pro-choice than many other Republican senators and Kavanaugh’s nomination and confirmation process has brought the state of abortion rights in the US into prominent focus Reproductive rights groups worry that Kavanaugh if confirmed to the Supreme Court will work to overturn Roe v Wade the landmark 1973 case that ruled abortion legal putting already dwindling abortion rights at even further risk Republicans currently hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate and only 51 votes are required to confirm Kavanaugh Collins’ vote could decide whether he is appointed The Crowdpaccom campaign to convince Collins to vote against Kavanaugh has raised $1115713 with more than 40000 pledges as of Wednesday morning If Collins votes yes on Kavanaugh organizers say the total amount raised will go toward whomever challenges the senator in the future If Collins opposes Kavanaugh none of the donors will be charged for the money they pledged Collins previously said she would oppose a Supreme Court nominee who would not uphold Roe v Wade But she also told reporters last week she thinks Kavanaugh will uphold the case because he told her it’s considered “settled law” It’s unclear whether Kavanaugh actually believes that a 2003 email unearthed during his confirmation hearings showed that he questioned whether the case is in fact settled law Collins called the fundraiser a bribery attempt and said it will not influence her vote either way in a statement to the conservative outlet Newsmax “I consider this quid pro quo fundraising to be the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh” she said "If I vote against him the money is refunded to the donors If I vote for him the money is given to my opponent for the 2020 race” The organizations behind the campaign spoke out against Collins’ accusation of bribery “The idea of Susan Collins attacking an effort by 35000 small donors as bribery is politics at its worst” Marie Follayttar co-director of Mainers for Accountable Leadership said in a statement “Thousands of Mainers are trying desperately to tell her that she needs to protect abortion access and critical healthcare coverage across the country by voting no on Kavanaugh” Follayttar continued: “Sen Collins owes it to her constituents to hear them out and explain why Judge Kavanaugh’s demonstrated hostility to Roe v Wade opposition to covering pre-existing conditions and repeated lies is not disqualifying If she doesn’t we absolutely have the right to prepare to unseat her Unlike Supreme Court judges Senators do not enjoy a lifetime guarantee of their seat; they are accountable to the people” Collins is facing pressure from activists in other ways as well About 3000 coat hangers symbolizing the back-alley abortions women were forced to have before Roe v Wade legalized the procedure have been sent to Collins’s office in Maine in the last few months Write to Mahita Gajanan at [email protected] “since no charges have been preferred against him and since he has fulfilled all administrative bail conditions. the New York Times reports. check out EWs coverage here.New Delhi: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and is learnt to have discussed expansion of his cabinet and allegations of benami transactions against state minister Rana Gurjit Singh. 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